Callaway County prosecutor looking for new way to supplement salaries

Fund previously covered by bad-check fees, but fewer writing checks

For the past 10 years, Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney Bob Sterner has worked to supplement the pay for his assistant prosecuting attorneys by using a fund paid with a fee collected for bad checks.

Now, with fewer people writing checks and more people using debit cards, the fund is starting to dry up.

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Sterner said there has been optimism from the county commission on finding the funds to pay the extra salary, but he is cautiously optimistic.

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